"Doctor Who" is a famous TV series which first began in 1963. The series follows the main protagonist of the Doctor who is also known as a Time Lord. The Doctor explores the universe by time traveling and for years fans have gotten to go on strange and mystical adventures. The Doctor regenerates every couple of seasons or so and the BBC has recently announced that the next Actor in line for the role is Jodie Whittaker. She will be the very first female "Doctor Who" in the history of the show.

Whittaker to play feminist character

According to Den of Geek, the news that Whittaker is going to be playing the 13th Doctor on "Doctor Who" was released a video trailer online.

The trailer launched on Friday evening, July 14, and received an overwhelming amount of responses. The video has now been watched nearly 5 million times by fans of the show. Piers Wenger, the leader of the BBC show has announced that Jodie Whittaker will be assuming the role of the new Doctor once the current Doctor on the show regenerates.

Jodie Whittaker will be the very first female Doctor in the history of the series. According to Zoe Williams, she is the feminist that the world needs. The character of the Doctor as a woman will have a huge impact on the young female audience as they see their gender represented in the main role on the show. TV and film have been gradually making the shift to highlight strong female characters and female viewers are glad that "Doctor Who" has finally caught up to the trend.

An overwhelming response

The response by the "Doctor Who" fan base has been overwhelming. There is a split among the fans as some celebrate and some criticize the direction that the show is going in. Fans have taken to social media to express their opinions. Many of the negative comments include statements such as that Doctor Who is a time lord, not a lady.

This has spurred a massive debate online between the lovers of the show.

However, many viewers are rejoicing over the decision to make the next Doctor a female. "Doctor Who" has introduced a number of diverse characters over the years including an omnisexual time traveler, who got his own spin-off show, a bisexual companion and the first gay working class man of color.

It seems only natural that the show should finally cast a woman in the role of the Doctor.

Fans are awaiting the moment when Jodie Whittaker will gracing their screens. It will certainly be both interesting and exciting to see a strong female "Doctor Who".